Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Waxing Vs. Laser Hair Removal: Which Should You Choose?

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When it comes to the battle for soft, smooth, hairless skin, there are three main competitors: laser hair removal, waxing, and shaving.

You can shave at home, and we’ve talked before about the benefits and drawbacks of shaving. That’s not the purpose of this article.

No, instead let’s talk about waxing and laser hair removal. These are the two most popular hair removal methods you can find at any health and beauty spa, and Jiva Spa Toronto is no different.

But what are the benefits of each? What are the drawbacks? And for your own hair removal needs, which should you choose?

These are the questions this article will answer for you. We’ll compare waxing and laser hair removal from several different angles to help you better understand the best solution for you.

How Do They Work?

Laser hair removal works by shining an intense pulsing light at a specific wavelength on your hair to damage the follicle and inhibit growth. Meanwhile, waxing works by tearing the hair out by the roots using hot sticky wax.

How Many Treatments Are Needed?

You can be completely hairless after one treatment of both waxing and laser hair removal, but the hair will grow back.

In the case of laser hair removal, it can take between 4 and 8 treatments on a particular area before you can experience permanent hair removal.

With waxing, hair generally does grow back lighter and finer. However, it’s rare to achieve permanent hairlessness through waxing. You’ll need to go get waxed every time you want to be hair-free.

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How Much Does It Cost?

Laser hair removal and waxing each have a different cost depending on the part of your body you’d like to treat. But while waxing is generally less expensive per treatment than laser hair removal, the fact that laser hair removal provides a permanent solution often makes it more cost effective.

It depends on your needs, though. If you only want to be hair free for a certain occasion, like a camping trip or safari where you won’t have access to your regular hair removal routine, waxing can be a good choice. But if you’re hoping for a more permanent option, laser hair removal is the more cost effective option.

How Much Does It Hurt?

When you wax your body, you’re tearing your hair out from the root. This is naturally a bit of a painful experience. While subsequent treatments certainly become less intense, there’s no doubt that waxing is more painful than laser hair removal.

Most people who have had laser hair removal report a mild tingling or pinching sensation, which nearly everyone finds completely bearable. And in case it does turn out to be too much, your esthetician can reduce the intensity of the laser (though this may reduce its effectiveness and require additional treatments).

What Are The Side Effects?

After waxing, you may experience redness and inflammation, as well as minor cuts. You may also find an increase in small acne growth depending on the area treated. And as your hair returns, you may encounter some ingrown hairs.

Laser hair removal can sometimes cause itchiness in the area treated. This sometimes manifests itself in red, swollen skin. In rare cases, the laser can cause minor burns to the skin. We recommend staying out of the sun for a couple of weeks prior to laser hair removal treatment as well.

Who Does It Work For?

Waxing works on pretty much anyone who has hair. You may want to avoid it if you have sensitive skin, or skin that’s prone to tearing. It can also exacerbate rosacea or enlarged capillaries.

Laser hair removal is most effective on people with dark hair and light skin, since the laser’s light is absorbed more easily this way.

How Do You Prepare For Treatment?

In order to get waxed, you need to have at least a couple weeks’ worth of growth in that area. This can be unappealing for some.

With laser hair removal, it’s best to arrive freshly shaven. This ensures the laser is absorbed by the hair follicle, not by the part that’s peeking out from the top of your skin.

What Areas Of Your Body Can You Treat?

These two are pretty close here. Both waxing and laser hair removal can be used to treat just about any part of your body.

There are certain cases, however, where one or the other won’t be recommended, most of which have already been covered above.

Should You Get Laser Hair Removal?

To find out more about laser hair removal, waxing, and the many other health and beauty solutions available, contact Jiva Spa Toronto.

You’ll get a chance to speak with one of our experienced hair removal experts to understand the risks and benefits of waxing, laser hair removal, and any other options you may have. From there, we’ll put together a treatment plan designed to help you reach your cosmetic goals.

Contact Jiva Spa Toronto today, and empower yourself with the knowledge you need to get the skin you’ve always dreamed of.

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Wednesday, 22 March 2017

What Is A Brazilian Laser Hair Removal Treatment?

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Here at Jiva Spa Toronto, we offer several different hair removal treatment options. This includes threading for facial hair, and waxing and laser hair removal for the entire body.

How you decide to keep (or not keep, as the case may be) your body hair is up to you. But if you want to remove hair from certain parts of your body, we’re here to help.

One of the more common hair removal treatments is the Brazilian. And if you’ve never heard of this treatment before, it’s certainly one of the more interesting ones.

In this article, I’ll talk about the Brazilian. We’ll look at Brazilian waxing and Brazilian laser hair removal treatment, and discuss the pros and cons of each, as well as the entire procedure in the first place. At the end, you should have a better understanding of the Brazilian.

Of course, if you have more questions about this treatment after you’re done with this article, you can always speak to one of our hair removal specialists.

What Is A Brazilian Hair Removal?

A Brazilian hair removal treatment involves removing all or most of the hair from your pubic region. If you’re the type who wants to have a hair-free pubic region, this treatment is great because it allows you to avoid any razor burn, ingrown hairs, or nicks and cuts from the shaving process. It also allows you to avoid stubble.

You can accomplish a Brazilian through waxing and laser hair removal. There are benefits and drawbacks to both options.

Brazilian Wax

Waxing is the process of removing your hair from the roots. It provides a longer lasting semi-permanent hair removal.

During a Brazilian wax, you’ll have a layer of hot wax applied to your skin. This clings to your hair. Then a sheet of special paper is pressed on top of it, sticking to the wax. When your esthetician pulls the paper away, your hair goes with it. We use a different wax during a Brazilian than we do on other parts of your body because of the sensitivity in the area.

Because waxing is not a completely permanent hair removal solution, it can be useful for people who want to be hairless for a special occasion. The results can last for up to 3-4 weeks, but it varies from person to person. However, your hair often comes back softer and finer after waxing. Multiple treatments can lead to this being a more permanent solution.

One of the obvious drawbacks to a Brazilian wax is the pain – waxing is considered the most painful hair removal option. While most find it tolerable, in a sensitive area like the pubic areait can be tough. However, most people report that the amount of pain decreases with subsequent treatments.

You also need to have significant hair growth before you can remove the hair via waxing, which is an unappealing option to some.

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Brazilian Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal works by shining a high powered light on the hair to be removed. This destroys the hair follicle, causing permanent reduction in hair growth.

A Brazilian laser hair removal works in much the same way as it does on the rest of your body. One of the main benefits is the fact that results are permanent – after a certain number of sessions, your hair won’t be coming back! As a result, it’s also cheaper – you’ll have to keep coming back for waxing, while laser hair removal lasts much longer.

It is also significantly less painful than waxing. While some report a small amount of pain, it’s comparable to a tiny pinch. The intensity of the laser can also be adjusted if you’re experiencing too much pain.

Benefits of Brazilian Hair Removal

Whether you decide to go with Brazilian laser hair removal, waxing, or just plain old shaving, a Brazilian has its benefits.

From a hygiene perspective it can be easier to take care of. And it can reduce your risk of certain sexually transmitted infections (though it won’t cure existing cases).

But most enjoy a hairless pubic region for the aesthetics. Women who enjoy the beach can wear more modern bikini styles without having to consider their current level of personal grooming. And if you’re choosing a piece of sexy lingerie for you and your partner to enjoy, a hairless pubic area can make things even sexier.

Contact Jiva Spa Toronto

To find out more about Brazilian hair removal, and the many other health and beauty solutions available, contact Jiva Spa Toronto.

You’ll get a chance to speak with one of our experienced hair removal experts to understand the risks and benefits of waxing, laser hair removal, and any other options you may have. From there, we’ll put together a treatment plan designed to help you reach your cosmetic goals.

Contact Jiva Spa Toronto today, and take your first step toward smoother, softer, sexier skin!

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Tuesday, 14 March 2017

How Can An Anti-Aging Facial Help You Retain Your Youth?

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Here at Jiva Spa Toronto, we have a wide range of different anti-aging treatments you can use to stave off the effects of aging and retain your beauty well into your 60’s and beyond.

But sometimes there are so many options that it can make your head spin! After all, we have microdermabrasions, skin remodeling, IPL photofacials, Botox, Juvederm, and more. Where do you start? How do you know which to choose?

Don’t worry. One of the main reasons we made this blog is to help alleviate some of the confusion around our services so you can better understand their risks and benefits.

In this article we’ll talk about one of our top anti-aging facial treatments – the Firming Facial. We’ll explain the procedure so you can better understand what to expect. And we’ll help you understand how you can use it in combination with some of our other anti aging treatments to get the best results.

Of course, if you’re ever confused about what to do, no need to worry. You can have a consultation with one of our experienced anti aging skincare specialists who will help you understand the risks and benefits of each of our treatments.

Anti Aging Facial Treatment

The Jiva Spa Toronto Firming Facial treatment is designed for – what else? – firming up your skin. It’s perfect for people between the ages of 35 and 50 who are experiencing premature aging. Your skin may be showing the signs of aging, but because it is still young it can respond well to this treatment.

The benefits of the Firming Facial treatment include a more youthful look. If you’re experiencing sagging skin around your mouth or cheeks, or under your eyes, the Firming Facial can help reduce these effects. It can also reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and other skin imperfections as a result of the aging process.

The secret behind this process is our special facial blend which includes vitamin C, collagen, and antioxidants. This helps exfoliate and nourish your skin.

After the anti aging facial treatment is complete, you’ll get to enjoy a nice relaxing massage. Then you’ll get a thermo heat mask which, while feeling great, boosts the effects of the entire treatment.

At the end of it, you’ll walk away with firm, healthy, and strong skin, and a more youthful appearance

Combining It With Other Anti Aging Treatments

If you are in your 60s the Firming Facial can still help. However, in general, the older your skin is, the more treatment you’ll need to achieve a youthful look. As a result, we often suggest pairing your Firming Facial with other treatments.

In particular, we may suggest a skin remodeling treatment. This treatment reduces many signs of aging, including laugh lines, crow’s feet, and worry lines. At the same time, it tones your face muscles, lifts your cheeks, tightens your jaw line, and rejuvenates your neck line.

Using patented Silhouet-Tone technology, the skin remodeling treatment is one of the most advanced non-invasive anti aging treatments available today. By attacking your problematic areas at their source, this treatment provides more permanent results than many other similar treatments. And because there’s no recovery time, you can receive this treatment at any time without having to worry about taking time off work.

For more on the skin remodeling treatment, click here. We’ll probably write a blog on this treatment in the future as well.

Contact Jiva Spa Toronto

To find out more about the Firming Facial, and the many other health and beauty solutions available, contact Jiva Spa Toronto.

You’ll get a chance to speak with one of our experienced estheticians or medical staff members to understand the risks and benefits of treatments like a Firming Facial, skin remodeling, and any other options you may have. From there, we’ll put together a treatment plan designed to help you reach your cosmetic goals.

Contact Jiva Spa Toronto today, and take your first step toward healthier, more radiant skin!

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Tuesday, 7 March 2017

What’s The Difference Between Botox And Juvederm?

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Getting older is inescapable. But, when exactly does skin aging start? And is there anything out there to help delay the skins’ aging process?

Innovative Skin Care

Today, anti aging face treatments have dramatically advanced with the introduction of new procedures. By stepping up with more effective active ingredients, a result-focused product is born. These procedures can produce visible changes to your skin for a variety of conditions like fine lines, crow’s feet, acne scarring, and other skin imperfections.

Two of the most popular ones are Botox and Juvederm, and each have their benefits and drawbacks. However, these are not over-the-counter solutions. You’ll need to talk with a professional skin care specialist.

But at the same time, you won’t need to go under the knife – which is nice since surgery can be both expensive and frightening. Because who doesn’t want to age as gracefully as possible without surgery?

Both Botox and Juvederm are similar in many ways. Here’s some more about these two injectable anti aging solutions so you can find out how they’ll work for you.


What is Botox?

Botox is an injectable anti aging facial treatment designed to reduce skin imperfections. It’s actually one of the most popular cosmetic treatments available, with more than six million Botox treatments performed each year. It’s a safe and mild form of a naturally occurring toxin. Injecting this helps your skin relax by actually paralyzing the muscles in your face.

Botox treatments are temporary, but do generally last for up to 6 months. As a result, you’ll need to maintain it with regular touch-ups. Treatments are quick, though, usually lasting only ten minutes or so.

When it comes to dealing with crow’s feet, frown lines, acne scars, and other skin imperfections, Botox can be quite effective. You’ll see results immediately, but sometimes it takes up to two weeks for the full effect of your Botox treatment to take hold.

Some report minor discomfort from Botox treatments, but because they take such little time it’s never a big deal.

There is research on using Botox to treat some medical issues as well, including migraines and some bladder and muscular disorders, though this treatment is normally prescribed by a doctor.

What Is Juvederm?

Juvederm is an injectable facial filler made of hyaluronic acid. This acid occurs naturally in your skin, muscles, and tendons, so your body will generally welcome its presence.

The Juvederm formula is injected into your skin in the areas you’re finding problematic. It’s great for softening deep wrinkles and smoothing hollowed out areas in your face as a result of aging, acne, or life in general.

Two of the main benefits of Juvederm are its long-lasting effects and its versatility. You can use Juvederm treatments to repair any imperfections in your skin, including lines around your mouth and forehead and acne scarring. You can also use it to give your skin a tighter look, restore any sagging, and enhance the shape and size of your lips. These results can last up to a year.

Juvederm is not without its side effects, though. You may face swelling, bruising, and small lumps appearing after treatment. These are almost always short-lived and extremely mild.

What's The Difference Between Botox And Juvederm?

Botox and Juvederm can both be used in many areas of your face to defy aging. The main difference between these two treatments, though, is how they work.

Botox is used for relaxing the muscles in your face, which can give you a more youthful appearance. Meanwhile, Juvederm fills in gaps and smooths out hollowed out areas. They may seem similar, but here at Jiva Spa Toronto we will recommend one or the other based on an individual’s needs.

Both of these procedures have been carefully studied for decades before they were released to the market as a whole, though, so side effects are rare and usually mild. Botox is one of the safest anti-aging treatments ever used, while Juvederm is made of a naturally occurring substance in your body so it is even safer. That said, it’s always good to consult an experienced skincare expert to understand the risks, benefits, and options.

You may want to speak with your doctor before undergoing Botox or Juvederm treatments as well, especially if you have a history of sensitive skin or allergic reactions to beauty products.

Contact Jiva Spa Toronto

To find out more about Botox, Juvederm, and the many other health and beauty solutions available, contact Jiva Spa Toronto. You’ll get a chance to speak with one of our experienced estheticians or medical staff members to understand the risks and benefits. From there, we’ll put together a treatment plan designed to help you reach your cosmetic goals.

Contact Jiva Spa Toronto today, and take your first step toward healthier, more radiant skin!

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